EU approves German scheme to compensate hard coal plants for early closure

The energy regulator will publish seven tenders for the closure of hard coal and small lignite-fired power plants that will take place annually until 2026

RWE boss says Hambach Forest and its tree houses will have to go

The energy giant wants to raze the woodland in Germany to expand its nearby coal mine

Vattenfall sells German lignite assets

Vattenfall has announced it is selling its lignite operations in Germany. Czech energy company EPH and its financial partner PPF Investments are buying the lignite coal mines and associated power plants. Vattenfall said the deal is part of its plans to focus more on renewable energy. The sale is expected to reduce the company’s CO2 […]